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MASSIVE IGNORANCE

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in response to reader comment: we hate you because your ignorant

Submitted by andy (United States), Nov 21, 2006 at 10:54

talking to some americans is like talking to a person with a mentality straight outta the 16th century..... to most of the world where your affiliation to a culture or a group of people comes based on pure cultural grounds, coming across americans can be sort of frustrating because of their insane racial obssesion that makes them look so repulsively ignorant.

americans, despite having been in the US for centuries, still consider themselves irish, italians, mexicans, japanese when in reality outside of the US people look at them as americans regardless of skin color.

race is everywhere in the US, americans are all about dividing themselves into racial categories, colors, origins.... only god knows how annoying and ignorant they are at it.

along those same lines of racial obsession comes the ignorance.... let's say americans go to germany and expect everyone to be blonde with blue eyes and if they happen to have a german grandpa they think that entitles them to be germans as well and get offended even shocked if germans consider them foreigners.... this situation not only occurs with germany but with other countries, ireland, italy, mexico, puerto rico... even american blacks who are anything but africans still walk around claiming to be from africa and thinking that africans walk around wearing fubu cloths and being all about the brodas!!!

I remember meeting a girl who looks like your typical american girl and she told me my girlfriend that she wasnt irish because she didnt like riverdance music..... because all irish are about riverdance music like herself, despite the fact that she was born in tennessee (USA) which makes her pretty much an american, not an irish!! it's ignorance like that what makes the world find americans so awefuly ignorant and stupid and irritating.

also their idea that everyone who speaks spanish is from mexico and eat tacos and that the USA is pretty much the only country where human diversity can exist makes them so annoying.

sorry but americans are a joke.

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